Medical Director Radiation Oncologist Board Certified
Robert J. Sollaccio, MD serves as medical director at Mat-Su Valley Cancer Center. Prior to joining Advanced Oncology Associates, Dr. Sollaccio served as Medical Director and Chairman of Radiation Oncology at Florida Hospital Cancer Institute for 20 years. After obtaining his medical degree at the University of Florida College of Medicine and completing a surgical internship at Carraway Methodist Medical Center, Dr. Sollaccio completed his Radiation Oncology residency training at the University of Alabama at Birmingham where he served as Chief Resident for 2 years. He was a strategic partner in bringing innovative technologies in oncology to central Florida. High Dose Rate Brachytherapy, GammaKnife Radiosurgery, Intravascular Brachytherapy, Total Body Irradiation, Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy, Image-Guided Radiation Therapy, and Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy are examples of new technologies introduced to the community as Medical Director. An active member in clinical research, including Radiation Therapy Oncology Group, Gynecology Oncology Group, and Southwest Oncology Group, he participated as the clinical instructor to Gynecologic Oncology fellows and the University of Central Florida Medical School. Dr. Sollaccio is board certified in Radiation Oncology. Experienced in all areas of oncology, Dr. Sollaccio special interests include breast cancer, brain tumors, prostate cancer, lung cancer, cervical cancer, and endometrial cancer. Dr. Sollaccio is passionate about clinical care, fly fishing, downhill skiing, and outdoor Alaskan adventures.
Dr. Halligan has been active in academic and clinical cancer care for more than 20 years. Prior to his retiring from the United States Army as a Colonel and moving to Alaska in 2008, he served as the Assistant Chief of Radiation Oncology at Walter Reed Army Medical Center and Chief of Radiation Oncology at Madigan Army Medical Center in Washington. He currently serves as the Medical Director of Radiation Oncology at Providence Alaska Medical Center and Medical Director of Peninsula Radiation Oncology Center.
Dr. Halligan was the developer and principal investigator of a $4 million Congressionally Directed Medical Research Grant evaluating real time organ motion in radiation therapy resulting in numerous publications and presentations. He has been actively involved in clinical research both in the Army and since entering private practice as a member of the Radiation Therapy Oncology Group, Southwest Oncology Group, Gynecology Oncology Group and Childrens Oncology Group as well as being a member of both the Providence Alaska Medical Center Cancer Research Committee and Cancer Committee. Dr. Halligan is the former lead and a current member of the Providence/Swedish Hospital System Radiation Oncology Focus Group aimed at improving cancer care across the entire Providence/Swedish System.
Dr. Halligan has a broad clinical background with special interest in brain tumors, head and neck cancer, breast cancer, prostate cancer and cervical cancer as well as image guided radiation therapy and highly conformal radiation oncology technologies.
Dr. Magnuson is Board Certified in Radiation Oncology. After completing medical school, he completed his residency in Radiation Oncology at the University of Wisconsin. Dr. Magnuson then completed a fellowship in Stereotactic Radiosurgery and Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy at Yale University. While at Yale, he performed over 300 cases of radiosurgery, wrote research protocols and published numerous articles in peer reviewed journals. Dr. Magnuson has published extensively in the literature, with publications pertaining to stereotactic radiosurgery, brain metastases, primary CNS malignancies, head and neck cancer, skin cancer, gynecologic malignancies and gastrointestinal cancers. Now that he has completed his training, Dr. Magnuson feels very blessed to return home and provide the highest level of care for his fellow Alaskans.
Fellowship: Yale University, Stereotactic Radiosurgery and
Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy
Residency, Radiation Oncology: University of Wisconsin
Internship (Internal Medicine): Saint Louis University
ANCHORAGE ASSOCIATES IN RADIATION MEDICINE WELCOMES WILLIAM MAGNUSON M.D.
The physicians of Anchorage Associates in Radiation Medicine (AARM) are pleased to announce the addition of William Magnuson, M.D., another board certified radiation oncologist, to their practice.
“We are pleased to welcome Dr. Magnuson to our team,” says John Halligan, M.D., board certified radiation oncologist and Medical Director of AARM, as well as the Alaska CyberKnife Center. “His skills and education, as well as his passion for patient care, are exceptional. With his local roots and love of Alaska, Dr. Magnuson is an ideal addition to the group and will help us fulfill our mission to provide the highest level of radiation oncology care in more locations across the state.”
Dr. Magnuson was born and raised in the Anchorage area prior to moving to Ann Arbor, Michigan for his senior year of high school to play hockey for the United States Under-18 National Team. He received his first undergraduate degree at Lake Superior State University, where he played Division I hockey and was drafted by the Colorado Avalanche of the National Hockey League. After graduation, he attended their NHL training camp and was offered a contract, though chose to pursue a career as an oncologist. Dr. Magnuson then returned to Anchorage and received a second undergraduate degree from the University of Alaska – Anchorage prior to matriculating to Saint Louis University for medical school.
After receiving his Medical Doctorate, Dr. Magnuson completed his residency in Radiation Oncology at the University of Wisconsin. In addition to completing his residency training, he performed over 250 brachytherapy cases and served as Chief Resident. Dr. Magnuson then completed a Stereotactic Radiosurgery (SRS) and Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy (SBRT) fellowship at Yale University, utilizing the renowned CyberKnife system. During his fellowship, he logged over 300 radiosurgery cases, including brain and spine SRS, as well as liver, lung, and prostate SBRT. Dr. Magnuson has also published numerous research papers in peer-reviewed journals on the treatment of brain metastases as well as the management of central nervous system, head and neck, skin, gynecologic, and gastrointestinal malignancies.
Dr. Magnuson is extremely excited to be coming home and joining AARM. “I am incredibly grateful to have the opportunity to practice medicine in my beloved Alaska and work with such a phenomenal team of physicians, physicists, and support staff,” says Dr. Magnuson. “I also feel very fortunate to have the latest version of the CyberKnife as a treatment option for my patients. Most importantly, I feel so blessed to be able to play such an important role in my patients’ lives and to help them through a very difficult time. I always strive to provide a sense of comfort while doing my very best to cure my patients of their cancer, extend the life of those who cannot be cured, or palliate symptoms to improve their quality of life.”
The physicians of Anchorage Associates in Radiation Medicine include Drs. Halligan and Magnuson, as well as board certified radiation oncologists Jamie Blom, M.D., Clare Bertucio, M.D., and Eugene Huang, M.D… The group provides radiation oncology treatments across the state of Alaska, including the Providence Cancer Center and the Alaska CyberKnife Center at Providence Cancer Center in Anchorage, Peninsula Radiation Oncology Center in Soldotna, and Southeast Radiation Oncology Center in Juneau. Their newest center, Mat-Su Valley Comprehensive Cancer Center, will open in Palmer later this year.
Dr. Huang serves as a scientific peer reviewer for several leading medical journals, including the International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics, and Breast Diseases Quarterly. He has received numerous awards for outstanding scientific research in breast and prostate cancer, including: the RSNA Roentgen Fellow Research Award, the Gilbert Fletcher Research Award, and the James Alexander Symposium. Dr. Huang has been invited to present his research at numerous international conferences for prostate, breast, and lung cancer, including the American Association for Cancer Research, the American Society of Clinical Oncology, the American Society for Radiation Oncology, and the American Radium Society. He has published over 40 scientific publications.
Oncology training at The M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, the #1 ranked cancer hospital in the world
Formerly practiced at The Cleveland Clinic
Medical School at Baylor College of Medicine
Anchorage Associates In Radiation Medicine
Servicing multiple locations throughout Alaska.
View Eugene’s Profile at ANCHORAGE ASSOCIATES IN RADIATION MEDICINE